The DMACC Difference

Practical Embalming Experience

  • Each student will participate in a weekly embalming clinical arranged through a funeral home. During this clinical, the student will participate in Embalming, Transfer of Remains, Cosmetics, and Casketing of Human Remains under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director.

Practical Funeral Directing Experience

  • Each student will participate in a variety of funeral home activities to include: Setting up a Visitation Room for different religious groups or non-religious groups; completing the required paperwork (including death certificates); making transfers of remains; completing obituaries and register books; learning to use technology in the profession; and conducting funeral and graveside services.

Practicum Experience

  • In addition to the practical experience gained through the embalming clinicals, each student will complete a Practicum, similar to an internship under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director. During this time, the student will participate in embalming and funeral directing experiences, which will include all aspects of the profession.

Online (Distance Learning) Options

  • The DMACC Mortuary Science program offers both an online option and a traditional option.
  • The online option is designed for students who are working in a funeral home and is detailed in the Online Option page.
  • The traditional option utilizes a combination of traditional classes taught on campus and online resources. This blended approach is an effort to minimize the number of trips a student may need to make onto campus, and allow for more work time and less commute time.
  • In addition the program utilizes electronic learning objects which can be used in traditional classes as well as online courses. To view examples click on either link below.